Granit Xhaka is gradually becoming an instant favourite in north London only months into his Arsenal career.
The 23-year-old opted to give up his role as captain of Borussia Moenchengladbach to sign for Arsenal before the beginning of Euro 2016.
Xhaka’s decision to become a Gunner is proving to be a very good one in the eyes of fans who have witnessed the Switzerland international open his account for his new club with a pair of stunning goals in just four days.
Despite being kept on the bench by Arsene Wenger to the surprise of many, the midfielder has proven to be one of the shining stars of Arsenal’s season so far after scoring with the same sort of brilliant effort against Hull City and at Nottingham Forest on Tuesday.
Here were the reactions of some Gooners…
Xhaka is literally what Arsenal have been praying for since Vieira.
Powerful midfielder with a cannon of a shot.
— ♛PÖ♕ (@PresidentOzil) September 20, 2016
Xhaka is a box to box midfielder while Pogba is a barber to barber midfielder
— Puma Connoisseur (@PatrickOkoro7) September 21, 2016
We all know Xhaka is going to be on the bench on Saturday, right? Just want to get the anger out of the way early on here…
— Tim B (@TB_Gooner) September 21, 2016
Not sure why people keep going on about Xhaka replacing Coquelin, he most certainly seems to be competing for Santi's role in the side.
— Exiled Expat (@ComradeNuts) September 21, 2016
Bloody hell, he's done it again. Has any Arsenal player ever scored 2 better first goals than Xhaka? #afc
— Piers Morgan (@piersmorgan) September 20, 2016